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  1. Islands a paradise for the financial services industry

    Posted Mar 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... investment (FDI) for the period, while the British Virgin Islands ranked second and Western Samoa ninth. There are many reasons for this. Mainland firms wishing to list on overseas markets sometimes set up offshore holding companies for assets to sidestep Beijing's often slow and laborious approval process. In addition, the British Virgin Islands or the Caymans are favoured ...

  2. Be our guest

    Posted Jun 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Come fly the friendliest skies between here and Australia courtesy of Virgin Atlantic. Virgin is offering two lucky Post readers the chance to experience its new Hong Kong-Sydney Upper Class service. The winners will be able to stretch out for a good night's sleep in Virgin's innovative cabin aboard one of its Airbus A340-600 aircraft (below). But that comes after ...

  3. Swire's green development wins favour

    Posted Jun 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... parent is registered in the British Virgin Islands, has submitted only a conceptual plan with no development details or conservation plan. Plans for a spa hotel, herbal garden and Hakka village ...

  4. The British are coming... again

    Posted Nov 18th 2005, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Celine Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun, Additional reporting by Celine Sun The British are... returning? It seems former royal Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, is in town for McDonald's World ... Anson Chan Fang On-sang, Jackie Chan and various McDonald's executives. Also, early next month, billionaire Richard Branson is coming back to town for a big Virgin party. Since his reality ...

  5. British blueprint to double numbers on troubled Pitcairn

    Posted Feb 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney Britain has announced it wants to double the population of Pitcairn Island, its last imperial outpost in the Pacific, which last year attracted international attention with revelations of systematic sexual abuse. The volcanic island, which lies half-way between New Zealand and South America, is home to just 47 people, but British authorities want ...

  6. Public takes shine to youthful new minister

    Posted Nov 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... the others are an investment vehicle registered in the British Virgin Islands and a business holding a property for lease and equipment for his barrister's practice. Without giving further details, Mr Wong said the Virgin Islands company had been inactive since he transferred his investment portfolio to his personal account. ...

  7. On the crest of a wave

    Posted Jan 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Winnie Chung

    ... withdrawing to their private retreat on Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands for summer holidays with his family every year without fail. 'I've always made it a point to spend ... autobiography, Losing My Virginity, first published by Virgin Books in 1999, Branson talks about Laker Airways being pushed out of the business by the big boys at British Airways. 'He told me ...

  8. Travellers' checks

    Posted Jul 24th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Walbrook

    ... environment at Australian airports,' it read. Going with the flow The British Caribbean island of Montserrat, once a favourite holiday playground for the idle rich, was almost wiped off ... along with frozen food and ovens. It's not uncommon now for airlines to offer more than 20 kinds of special-diet options on top of their standard menus, but problems still arise. Virgin ...

  9. BA sees profit for Shanghai link in three years

    Posted Jun 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... by Christopher Hum, the British ambassador to China. It takes the number of direct weekly flights on the route from five operated by a single carrier, Virgin Atlantic, up until the spring of last year ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai After starting a new five-day a week service from London to Shanghai yesterday, British Airways (BA) said that it expected the route to be profitable within ...

  10. All fired up for the weekend

    Posted Sep 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kerri-Ann O'Sullivan While locals swing lanterns this Mid-Autumn Festival, four fire-dancers will be in action. FlameOz, comprising Dimitri Ogden from the Virgin Islands (left) and three Australians- Grace Billings, David Knox and Vanessa Tai, will give two performances each night at 7pm and 8.30pm from this evening through to Monday at Wonderful Worlds of Whampoa ...




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